We are Northumbria Dance Society!
At Northumbria Dance we offer weekly dance classes taught by students & professional teachers for all abilities in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Commercial and Flexibility.
These can be just for fun; in our free open show classes or you can also join our competition teams through auditioning. Our competition teams compete nationally against other universities and all dances (competition and show) are showcased in our annual December and Easter shows for all your friends and family to enjoy!
Not only do we dance but we pride ourselves on our amazing drinking and non-drinking socials every week, alongside our passion for fundraising for our adopted charities; Tiny Lives and Papyrus.
Northumbria Dance Society has walked away with a fantastic total of 33 trophies in one season including Best Overall University! Over the past years we have been awarded Best President, Best Secretary, Best Performance Society, Highly Commended Committee of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Lifetime Acheivement Award, Highly Commended Society of the Year 2014/15 & 2016/17, Best Event x2 2018/19 for our National Dance cometition and awarded Northumbria's Best Student Group in 2015/16! In 2015/16 we were also one of only five universities to be nominated for the National Society of the Year Award.
In 2018 we hosted our first ever Inter-University Dance Competition with 8 teams from all over the UK attending! We are now working towards hosting our 3rd Competition in 2021! This year we will beincreasing fundraising for our charities including our December Showcase, quiz nights, sober socials, danceathons and much more!
Each year the full society are given the opportunity to embark upon Sports Tour with ilovetour along with hundreds of University Sports Teams from all over the UK! Over the years we have partied hard in Lloret de Mar and Salou in Spain and Porec in Croatia whilst bonding over beach parties and learning new skills in dance workshops! Sadly tour 2020 didnt get to happen so Bring on Tour 2021!!! Its going to be bigger and better than ever!
Our society is ideal for anyone who has danced their whole life and doesn’t want to give it up when they move away to university or it is the perfect chance for beginners to come and give any style of dance a go, even if they have never seen a ballet shoe!
Classes are held in Northumbria Students Union, times tbc...
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